The Apollo 9000 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer uses combustion (680°C to 1000°C) with a patented reusable platinum catalyst for the lowest detection limits while maximizing TOC recovery. This TOC technique has the characteristics of being effective for difficult to oxidize compounds such as proteins, particulates and samples with high salt content. The analytical methodology implemented by the Apollo 9000 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer optimizes rinsing on every injection to prevent carryover.
The Apollo 9000 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer is best for applications requiring particulate analysis such as wastewater and industrial effluents, as well as drinking, surface, seawaters, brines and certain Clean-in-Place (CIP) applications.
The Apollo 9000 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer is designed to be simple to use and easy to maintain. Virtually any component can be accessed in less than two minutes. Glassware is placed at the front of the unit for easy access and monitoring. Sample and gas lines are color coded for quick identification. Internal components are carefully laid out with the customer in mind. A static injection port is utilized instead of a slider injection port. No moving parts during sample injection allows for consistent, long-term, leak-free operation. As a result, down time and cost of operation is kept to a minimum.
The Non-Dispersive Infra-Red (NDIR) detector in the Apollo 9000 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer is sensitive for very low levels of TOC. Since the NDIR detector has an especially wide linear range, the need for multiple calibration curves or time-wasting reruns is minimized. The NDIR detector in the Apollo 9000 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer directly and specifically measures the carbon dioxide generated by oxidation of the organic carbon in the sample. This method offers the only practical interference-free detection in TOC analysis. Any potential interference is removed by in-line scrubbers or filters as the sample gas is swept to the detector. Since the sample is in a gaseous form, the sample does not come into direct contact with the NDIR. This increases the life of your detector by five to ten years, as compared to detectors that analyze the sample in a liquid form.